As for the reason people camp out in front of the theatre: Well, I camped out in line for Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi (and the last two “Indiana Jones” films too). We did the Hollywood Blvd. thing. There’s a whole subculture of fans who hang out at the Hollywood Blvd. theatres (Empire was the Chinese Theatre, Jedi was the Egyptian). The crowd is fabulous, you see a lot of your friends, you get on the news (sometimes national news) and you get to brag about how insane you were later. (Though, to be honest, I was never “insane” enough to wait in line more a day, off and on.)
I’m not going to wait in line for this film, because I’m in Hooterville, so who cares. For me, it was the Hollywood Blvd. experience that was fun. I know my friend Emily will be waiting in line at Hwd. Blvd.! (Hi Emily!) I saw her on the national news waiting in previous lines, I’ll be looking for her this time too.